The resident Gunners in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side will bring their A game to the Emirates Stadium this evening.
Arsene Wenger welcomes Antonio Conte and his Chelsea side to North-London tonight for his side’s most important match of the season so far. Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season have been slowly diminishing in recent weeks, as they currently 6 points adrift of 4th placed Liverpool, albeit with a game in hand. However, the month of January will provide Arsenal will a fantastic opportunity to improve their chances of qualifying for Europe’s most prestigious club competition this season.
If Wenger is able to secure a few key signings this month, and also convince Ozil and Sanchez to remain at The Emirates until the end of the season, Arsenal will surely be in contention for the top-four come May.
But without further additions to the squad, it is likely that Arsenal will fall short of the top-four, so it is imperative that Wenger is busy in the transfer market in January.
The Arsenal supporters on Twitter have been discussing who they would like to see move their club this month, and it appears Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has become a prime target – especially due to the potential need to replace Sanchez and Ozil in the near future.
Mahrez has undoubtedly been one of the stand-out performers in the English top-flight during recent years, so it is no surprise that The Gunners are calling for Wenger to land the Algerian ace.
Here’s what the Arsenal fans have to say about their club’s links with Mahrez on Twitter…
Walcott out, Mahrez in @Arsenal
— Arsenal Central (@ArsenalCentral) January 1, 2018
My loving club @Arsenal, transfer window is now officially open. I and other millions of your fans want next: give Özil what he wants and a new contract, give Wilshere new contract, if you’re gonna sell Alexis demand £40m for him, sign Mahrez, DM and CB and start playing FOOTBALL
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) January 1, 2018
Sell Alexis ASAP, buy mahrez ASAP
— brian (@afc_M11) January 3, 2018
So annoying how it always dependent on one player why can’t we be ruthless and buy him and keep Ozil and Sanchez
— Sam (@nelsonsflick) January 2, 2018
Blueprint of an AFC player imo
— arsenalfma (@YaaGunnersYaaa) January 2, 2018
Just sign him already.
— odia jahurally (@OJahurally) January 2, 2018
Need him regardless to ozil and sanchez situation
— Rob (@robafc18) January 2, 2018